Aston Viñuela the early leaders in Blue Sky Marbella Walking Football League

  • Viñuela maintained their unbeaten record by beating Smiles 50s A team 5-4

The Blue Sky Marbella Walking Football League recently made its way to the Campo Viñuela for the first time this season.

It was a close game which ended with Aston Viñuela maintaining their unbeaten record by beating Smiles 50s A team 5-4. An Ian Salt hattrick couldn't save Smiles whose normally reliable goalkeeper had an off day. Viñuela remain top of the League.

After the match Viñuela manager Steve George said: "We have exceeded all expectations so far. We work hard in training and it is beginning to pay off. We have a great bunch of people."

For his part, Smiles manager Gray Salt said: "Of course we are disappointed losing our first two matches. We are regrouping and we are still in the Cup and will aim for as high a finish in the league as possible."

The other two December fixtures have been affected by the festive season with many players returning to their countries for Christmas and New Year. The Walking Dead, who have yet to play for logistical reasons, have also had to postpone their match against Smiles until the New Year.

Controversial guest speaker

In other news, Walking Football Spain have announced that their annual Sports Lunch will take place at Bar TuTa in Las Lagunas de Mijas on Sunday 19 January from 1pm.

The guest speaker will be controversial former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg who refereed both the 2016 Champions League Final and the Euro 2016 Final.

Tickets are priced at 30 euros, including lunch, but are limited in number. Reservations can be made via the Walking Football Spain Facebook page or by calling Robin Beith (673 304 643) or Ronnie Waugh (660 899 635). All proceeds will go to prostate cancer research.

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